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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Mandalay in Myanmar

Mandalay in Myanmar, some of hundreds of pictures taken:

At a monastry in Mandalay, 1,500 monks queue for their main meal in silence
monk meal portrait

monk meal high contast

monk meal orderly queue

At a ceremony where novice monks enter the monastery for a short period

novice monk ceremony close up

novice parade retreating

Novice parade parents

Novice groupings

Mandalay is one of the centres of Buddha image creation, both bronze and marble

Bronze casting emerging Buddha

cracked casting

Marble Buddha factory

Buddha to go

Lots of colonial buildings but I'll leave you with the Post Office which is typically British and was also typically closed when we wanted to use it.

mandalay general post office
Thre are more, many, many, many more on Flickr, feel free to click through to them. I'll post pictures from Inlay, Bagan and Yangon very soon.

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